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SXSW Tue Dec 16 2014

Chicago at SXSW Music Festival 2015: Early Warning

Chicago at SXSW 2015It's that time again: The first two rounds of artists officially showcasing at the 2015 SXSW Music Festival have been announced, and as usual, there are a few Chicago-based acts in the lineup.

But just a few. The lucky early announcements are BJ the Chicago Kid, DJ Earl, Mick Jenkins, Sicko Mobb and Alex Wiley.

From the broader region, Austin Lucas from Bloomington, IN, Black Milk (the hip hop artist, not the clothing company) from Detroit, Heaters from Grand Rapids, MI, and Wave Chapelle from Milwaukee were also announced.

That's pretty light representation, but there were only eight Chicagoland acts announced this early last year, and we still ended up with over 60 local acts showcasing at the festival, and a couple dozen more from neighboring states. The next artist announcement is due Jan. 13, so we'll see just how many we get this year.

If you're planning to go to the festival, get your tickets and book a room in Austin now, as most of the hotels close to the epicenter are already sold out.

As always, we'll be bringing you coverage of Chicagoland acts at the SXSW Music Festival as it happens. Stay tuned, and read our past coverage of the fest in the archives.

 
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Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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